security & squid proxy...

Grant M. gmongardi at
Tue Aug 8 11:06:04 EDT 2006

dsr at wrote:
> Except for the first feature, you need to explicitly configure
> and regularly maintain a squid cache to keep getting security
> benefits from it.

So, based upon your comments, simply requiring a squid reverse-proxy
offers no _real_ benefit (excluding caching, which is of little help in
this case) over a standard firewall, unless you explicitely create
rules/acls to limit access to just what the webserver behind the proxy
Let me know,
Grant M.
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Systems Engineer

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